'Best constable' caught taking bribe in Telangana
Saturday - August 17, 2019 3:08 pm , Category : INDIA
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Barely a day after he received an award on the Independence Day for being the best constable in his district, the police constable was caught red-handed while taking a bribe.The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday arrested P Thirupathi Reddy for taking the bribe of Rs 17,000 from a sand dealer in the Mahabubnagar district of Telangana.Posted at I-Town police station in Mahabubnagar, the constable was allegedly harassing the sand dealer, Mudavath Ramesh, by threatening to confiscate his tractor.The cop had threatened Ramesh to implicate him in a false case in case he did not pay the money. Ramesh, then lodged a complaint with the anti-graft agency, which laid a trap and caught the constable red-handed.ACB arrested Reddy and produced him in a special court for ACB cases.Only a day earlier Reddy had received the best constable award for his dedication and hard work. He had received the award from State Excise Minister V Srinivas Goud during the Independence Day celebrations.